Floyd Collins - Oral history (06/02/2016)

Dublin Core

Title

Floyd Collins - Oral history (06/02/2016)

Subject

Oral history interview with Floyd Collins, Western Shoshone from Duckwater Reservation, NV on 06/02/2016

Description

Floyd Collins was born in Ely, NV on August 27, 1937.  His dad was Abe Collins Sr. and his mom was Dellis Maul.  Floyd speaks about living all around Nevada but mostly in Ely, and how he worked different occupations such as BLM, Kennecott mine, and West Tran to name a few.  He also recants about the hunting him and his family take part in, as well as keeping up with traditional crafts such as creating drums and tanning hides.  Floyd joined the U.S. Marine Corp in 1955 which he stayed with for 8 years.  He retired at age 75 but still assist the tribe as needed.  He also speaks about his time playing basketball and softball with the Ely Indian Colony.  He concludes his oral history by suggesting to the younger viewers that they should keep in school and attend college.

Interviewed by Norm Cavanaugh

Creator

Great Basin Indian Archives

Source

Great Basin Indian Archives - GBIA 050

Publisher

Great Basin Indian Archives

Date

06/02/2016 [ 02 June 2016]; 2016 June 02

Contributor

Norm Cavanaugh [interviewer]; James Hedrick [GBIA/VHC]; Scott A. Gavorsky [VHC]; University of Utah SYLAP [streaming video]; Great Basin College; BARRICK Gold of North America

Rights

Non-commercial scholarly and educational use only. Not to be reproduced or published without express permission. All rights reserved. Great Basin Indian Archives © 2017.
Consent form on file (administrator access only): http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/admin/items/show/345

Language

English

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Norm Cavanaugh

Interviewee

Floyd Collins

Location

Duckwater Reservation, NV [Floyd residence]

Transcription

http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/admin/files/show/526

Original Format

DVD, MP4, and AVI format

Duration

00:20:53

Files

Citation

Great Basin Indian Archives, “Floyd Collins - Oral history (06/02/2016),” Virtual Humanities Center at Great Basin College, accessed September 24, 2017, http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/items/show/293.